Donna McAleer is the best-qualified candidate the Democrats have fielded against five-term Congressman Rob Bishop in the 1st Congressional District in years.
She is a veteran of military service as an officer in the Army, a businesswoman, a director of a nonprofit that helps the uninsured get health care, an athlete, volunteer coach, and an author. There is just one thing Bishop has that McAleer doesn't have: seniority in Congress.
Bishop serves on the powerful House Rules Committee, Natural Resources Committee, and is chairman of the House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. He is on temporary leave from the House Armed Services Committee. During his decade in Washington, Bishop has become an insider who knows how to push for support on the issues that are of concern to his constituents.